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Sally Jones, the ISIS 'White Widow,' Believed Killed in Syria

13 October 2017, 12:23 | Rufus Hill

It was previously claimed Jones was using Hamza as human shield in an attempt to stop the US from carrying out a similar strike on her

It was previously claimed Jones was using Hamza as human shield in an attempt to stop the US from carrying out a similar strike on her

Jones collected another nickname - White Widow -after Hussain was killed by a US army drone in IS group capital of Raqqa in 2015.

The woman, Sally Jones, converted to Islam in 2013 and became known to authorities for traveling to Syria to join her militant husband. Spokesman Maj Adrian Rankine-Galloway said, "I do not have any information that would substantiate that report but that could change and we are looking into this".

News of her death was not made public amid fears that her 12-year-old son Jojo may also have been killed, according to The Sun. Later, she became interested in music and played bass guitar in an all-girl punk band called Krunch.

The British member of Islamic State Sally Jones is believed to have been killed, along with her 12-year-old son Jojo, in a U.S. airstrike.

Asked about reports Jones' son was killed in the strike, Maj Gen Chapman added: "It is a hard one because under the UN Charters he is under the age of what we would classify as a soldier".

Before fleeing to Syria, computer hacker Hussain admitted publishing Tony Blair's address in 2011 and was jailed for six months after making hoax calls to a United Kingdom counter-terror hotline a year later.

Mr Fallon also stressed that IS was preparing and inspiring terror attacks in the UK. She was marked as a "high priority" on the US's kill list earlier this year, the newspaper added.

In Raqqa, Jones adopted the nom de guerre Umma Hussain al Britani and devoted herself to Isis, using multiple Twitter handles to lure potential recruits to Syria and to encourage sympathisers to carry out attacks in their home countries.

If reports of Jones' death are true, she would be the sixth Briton killed by drones in Syria.

She was one of the most wanted terrorists in the group.According to the media reports, she was eliminated by a drone attack while trying to escape from besieged Raqqa.

Sally Jones appears in a selfie before she left for Syria, and in a burqa with a weapon.



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